Find adventure with weekly People vs Boardom series

DragonAre you into role-playing games? Like to spend the day fighting dragons or plundering treasure from a dungeon?

Norman Public Library Central has the event for you in its People vs. Boardom series, which is going weekly this summer. The event is hosted every Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. beginning June 2 and running through July 28, in Rooms A and B of the library.

The events are open to teens in seventh through 12th grades, and are for all experience levels. If you’ve never played, we will show you how it works.

Participants will play either D&D 3.5 or 5th edition, and minis and dice will be available to use, although you may bring your own.

There will be drinks and popcorn snacks provided, thanks to the support of the Friends of the Norman Library.

Space is limited and registration is required in advance.

Library going to the dogs (and cats) for an afternoon

DogNorman Public Library Central is going all things canine and feline in its event The Dog (and Cat) Days of Summer, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22, in the Lowry Room of the library.

This come-and-go event is for all ages, and will feature a number of pet-themed activities and visitors.

Among the groups appearing will be Norman Animal Welfare, the Norman Police Department’s K-9 Unit, the Oklahoma City Pet Food Pantry, Yellow Dog Project, Mutts Club, Best Friends Pets, Hands Helping Paws, PetSmart, Tornado Alley Disc Dogs, Dog Talk TV, 2 Paws Up: Training the Humane Way and more.

There also will be a chance for attendees to craft their own pet toys using supplies provided by the library or purchase an animal-themed book in a book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Norman Library. Also, anyone who updates or signs up for a library card will be entered in a prize drawing for their furry friends.

Registration is not required in advance to attend.

Put together play and learning in bilingual event

GLAR logoNorman Public Library Central continues its series of bilingual story times and activities with the next edition of Family Play Time/La Hora de jugar en familia, at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 22.

Activities are for ages 5 and under and their caregivers and is a chance for children to learn and develop their brains through simple play. 

The program is part of the Pioneer Library System’s Growing Like a Read initiative and were made possible from a contribution from an anonymous donor to PLS in 2015.

Registration is not required to attend.

Learn about the wildlife heroes of WildCare

EagleLearn about some real life wildlife heroes in the community at Norman Public Library Central and its Summer Reading presentation “Building a Better World with WildCare!” at 2 p.m. Monday, July 24, in the Lowry Room.

Representatives from the WildCare Foundation will visit to talk about what they do as a wildlife rehabilitation facility and ways members of the community can help.

All ages are invited, although the program is best suited to children ages 4 to 12.

Registration is not required, although attendance is capped at the first 200 and is first-come, first-served.

Find ways to give back at Teen Volunteer Fair

Volunteer signAre you needing volunteer credit hours for school? Or maybe just wanting to find a good way to give back in your community?

Norman Public Library Central is hosting a Teen Volunteer Fair from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, in the Lowry Room.

The event will feature representatives from a variety of community agencies and nonprofits to talk to teens about some of the options they have for volunteer work. Teens can learn about the organizations and which might best fit their interests.

Parents are invited to attend with their teen if they choose.

Registration is not required, although teens who do register can receive an email reminder about the event.